Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

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Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art
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Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art is located in Tennessee
Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art
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Location within Tennessee
Established 1998 as the "Peabody Place Museum"
Location 119 S Main St., Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°08′30″N 90°03′15″W / 35.14178°N 90.05423°W / 35.14178; -90.05423Coordinates: 35°08′30″N 90°03′15″W / 35.14178°N 90.05423°W / 35.14178; -90.05423
Type Asian and Judaic Art
Public transit access MATA Trolley: Main Street Line or Riverfront Loop at Beale St. Station
Website www.belzmuseum.org

The Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art is located at 119 South Main Street at the intersection of Gayoso Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The museum was opened in 1998 as the Peabody Place Museum and in January 2007 it received its present name.[1]

The museums collection is based on the private collection of Memphis developers Jack and Marilyn Betz, who owned the Peabody Hotel and Peabody Place. The Belz features over 1,000 objects, including works of jade, tapestries, furniture, carvings, and other historical and artistic objects. The museum also houses one of the finest collections of pieces from the Qing dynasty.[2]

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  1. ^ "Peabody Museum Changes Its Name". Memphis Daily News. 2007-01-23. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  2. ^ Susanna Henighan Potter (1 April 2009). Moon Tennessee. Avalon Travel. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-59880-114-9. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 

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